Development Alternative DAI

DAI has built a diverse body of work comparable in scope and impact with any development firm in the world. But we are far from complacent. Despite our global scale, our record of success, and our deep-rooted client and partner relationships, DAI remains today what it was as a fledgling company in the 1970s: innovative, alert, self-critical, and forward-looking—consistently driven by a powerful sense of corporate purpose … (about /Mission 1/2).

Our Work; History; Visual Identity; Leadership; News; Publications; Careers;
Addresses (1 of 7): DAI Washington, 7600 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA;
Contacts IN 7 countries; Newsletter/Contact online.

About /Mission 2/2: … DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping developing nations become more prosperous, fairer and more just, cleaner, safer, healthier, more stable, more efficient, and better governed.  Continue Reading…

news and tools for happiness, love, wisdom

The Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom is a nonprofit corporation with 501c3 (tax-exempt) status. Its mission is to offer skillful means for changing the brain to benefit the whole person – and all beings in a world too full of war. It draws on psychology, neurology, and the great contemplative traditions for tools that anyone can use in daily life for greater happiness, love, effectiveness, and wisdom.
The Institute aims to accomplish this mission through: … (full text).

About /peoples; Tools, Skills; Newsletter; Articles; Talks, Videos; Science; Brain FAQs; Keys; Research Goals; Community;
Contact: find different peoples’ mail in about.

Contemplative Traditions: What is happening in us when we pray? Meditate? Engage in contemplative practices? What do such practices do to the human mind-body?  Continue Reading…

Eva Organization for Women E.O.W.

Empowering, providing informational guidance, support, advice, sign posting and raising awareness to public & personal health, education, society justices, job search & training and development programmes are our core objectives and our way to improve our client’s lives through a variety of methods and programmes; liaising with our clients and/or any third parties as required … (full text our Values).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Services; People; Forum; News; Events; Get involved;
Address: Eva Organization for Women E.O.W., 294 Victoria Road East, Leicester, LE5 0LF, UK;

Objectives: To target women and young girls, and provide help and support to them regarding the issues that matter  most to them, such as excelling educationally, acquiring and maintaining physical and mental well-being, becoming more ‘politically aware’ citizens and becoming socially and economically advanced within their communities.  Continue Reading…

World Economy & Development in brief

european briefings on globalisation, north-south relations and international ecology

World Economy & Development in brief:

  • is a high-quality information service on globalisation, North-South relations, and international ecology
  • is the English online edition of the german Informationsbrief Weltwirtschaft & Entwicklung (World Economy & Development – W&E)
  • is published bi-monthly (with 6 issues online per year); additional articles appear from time to time on our website
  • offers concise and pointed analysis, in-depth news and research-based information on international development and environmental affairs … (about 1/2 /Mission Statement).

Homepage (old URL);
Services; Sample copies; Blogs; Background Papers; Subscriptions; Archives; Links; right column: latest news;
Address /Publisher: Rainer Falk, 98, avenue du X Septembre, L-2550 Luxembourg;
Contact /Imprint.

About /Mission Statement 2/2: … World Economy & Development in brief: Continue Reading…

Wayne Madsen Report WMR

from deep inside the Washington beltway – Linked on our blogs with What’s behind the global bankers’ austerity programs: Seizure of public property for corporations.

In the tradition of Drew Pearson’s and Jack Anderson’s famous “Washington Merry-Go-Round” syndicated column and I.F. Stone, this online publication tackles the “politically incorrect” and “politically embarrassing” stories and holds government officials accountable for their actions. This web site extends a warm open invitation to whistleblowers and leakers. Business as usual for the crooks and liars in Washington, DC, is over … (about /who we are).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Forums; Videos; FSA reports; Stories; Archives; Subscribe; Subscribers say; Books; Snail mail pay; FAQs;
Links: Favorites, Nationals, Internationals, Op Eds;
Address: Wayne Madsen Report WMR, c/o The Front Desk, National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20045, USA;

Practical help for our Japanese news media friends …: WMR’s news media colleagues report massive shortages of basic foodstuffs and other essentials in Tokyo and environs.   Continue Reading…


for people with learning disabilities

  • Words that Count: Positive Futures is a charity that supports people with a learning disability.  When you click into our web site you’ll find out what we do, but I’d like to welcome you with 6 words that really matter to us. These words are important because they capture the spirit of Positive Futures and connect us and the people we support with you and the world at large … (about 1/2 /Agnes Lunny, OBE, Chief Executive).
  • Yes Magazine: this quarterly magazine is the flagship of the Positive Futures Network’s publications, dedicated to supporting people’s active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

Services; Jobs; Volunteering; Publications (exemple: Lifelines-Report, 77 pdf-pages); News, Events;
Map; Address: Positive, Head Office, 2b Park Drive, Bangor (Belfast), BT20 4JZ, UK;

About 2/2
… /People: We’re all different and like to be recognised as individuals. Sadly, people with a learning disability often don’t get the consideration that most of us expect.  Continue Reading…

National Cristina Foundation NCF

  • The National Cristina Foundation provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.
  • Every day, across America and around the world, National Cristina Foundation is working to ensure that used computer technology resources that no longer meet an enterprise’s or an individual’s needs are given a second productive life as a tool for developing human potential … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Why; History; Co-Founders; Become a Recipient; FAQs; Donate;
Address: National Cristina Foundation, 500 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830, USA;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … The Foundation encourages corporations and individuals to donate their surplus and used computers, software, peripherals and related business technology wherever this equipment is located.   Continue Reading…

FORWARD – safeguarding rights and dignity

  • The Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development – FORWARD – is an African Diaspora women’s campaign and support charity (registered in the UK).
  • We exist to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights as central to the wellbeing of African women and girls. We work with individuals, communities and organisations to transform harmful practices and improve the quality of life of vulnerable girls and women … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What we do; FMG Key Issues; Campaigns; News, Events; Newsletter; Get Involved; Support, Resources; Donate;
Address: FORWARD, Suite 2.1, Chandelier Building, 2nd Floor, 8 Scrubs Lane, London NW10 6RB, UK;
Map; ontact.

About 2/2: … FORWARD was established in 1983 in the UK, in response to the emerging problems caused by female genital mutilation being seen by health professionals.   Continue Reading…

Tabu e.V.

wir schützen kleine Wüstenblumen – gegen Genitalverstümmelung, für Frauen- und Kinderrechte

Bei der weiblichen Genitalverstümmelung (international: Female Genital Mutilation, kurz FGM) handelt es sich um sehr verschiedene Eingriffe an den äußeren weiblichen Genitalien. Über die Ausbreitung können  gegenwärtig keine präzisen Angaben gemacht werden. In der Fachliteratur wird mehrheitlich der Hinweis auf 28 afrikanische Herkunftsländer gegeben, die allerdings einige nordafrikanische Länder, den Jemen, Regionen der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, Irak, Iran sowie Regionen Indonesiens und Malaysia, Philippinen, in Israel lebende äthiopische Jüdinnen und verschiedene Gemeinschaften in Indien nicht einbeziehen. Durch Migration und Bevölkerungswachstum ist ein Anstieg und die weltweite Ausbreitung der Praktik zu beobachten … (ganzer Text Genitalverstümmelung).

Wer wir sind; Kooperationen; Kinderschutz; Docs; Vorträge; Fotoausstellung; GAFGEM Kenya; Spenden;
Adresse: TABU e.V., Liebigstraße 5, D-44139 Dortmund, Germany;
Impressum; Kontakt.

Was wir machen: Wir brechen ein Tabu, um Mädchen und Frauen vor ritualisierter Gewalt zu schützen: Continue Reading…

Alpha Galileo

the worlds independent source of research news – also in fr, de, es, pt

AlphaGalileo is the world’s independent source of research news. We distribute news releases and other information from science, health, technology, the arts, humanities, social sciences and business to the world’s media. The news service, which is moderated, is provided by the independent not-for-profit organisation, AlphaGalileo Foundation Ltd … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
All regions, topics; Publications; Library, Multimedia; Events; News; Media Training; Subscriptions; FAQs;
Address: AlphaGalileo Foundation, Suite 211, Coppergate House, 16 Brune Street, London E1 7NJ, UK;

About 2/2: … We only occasionally originate news material or write releases. We act as bridge between the research community and the media.  Continue Reading…

Groupe pour l’Etude et l’Enseignement de la Population GEEP

Le Groupe pour l’Étude et l’Enseignement de la Population GEEP est un organisme pluridisciplinaire et non gouvernemental à but non lucratif, créé en mai 1989. Le GEEP est abrité par la Faculté des Sciences et Technologies de l’Education et de la Formation FASTEF de l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Sénégal.
Notre objectif est de promouvoir l’intégration de  la variable population dans le capital de savoir diffusé  à l’école sur la base d’une approche participative … (texte entier qui sommes nous).

Didactique; En Action; Ressources; Recherche; Publications; Partenaires;
Adresse: GEEP, c/o FASTEF Ex Ecole Normale Supérieure, BP: 5036, Dakar, Senegal;

Histoire – Création du GEEP: Le GEEP a été créé en 1989 dans un contexte marqué par une croissance importante des questions de population à l’échelle nationale et internationale:  Continue Reading…

Forum for the Future

  • Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.
  • We have 15 years’ experience inspiring new thinking, building creative partnerships and developing practical innovations to change our world.
  • We aim to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food, energy and finance, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century … (about 1/2).
  • Forum for the Future on wikipedia:

Projects; Services; Master Course; Megacities; Blog; Library; Green Futures; Subscriptions; Events; Jobs; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 4): Forum for the Future, London Head Office, Overseas House, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London, EC1V 3QN, UK;

About 2/2: … Over the past 15 years, Forum for the Future has:  Continue Reading…

NHS Future Forum

It seems there exist no separate website for the NHS Future Forum, but it is named and discussed on many other sites, as:

  • on Government’s Department of Health DH: About the NHS Future Forum: The NHS Future Forum is a group of clinicians, patient representatives voluntary sector representatives and others from the health field, including frontline staff, that will oversee the NHS listening exercise.  It will drive the process of engagement with staff, patients and communities over the coming weeks. The group will be chaired by Professor Steve Field, immediate past Chairman at the Royal College of GPs.
  • The Forum’s first task will be to report to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health on what they have heard on the following four themes: … (full text about NHS Future Forum).

Just now one can find on wikipedia: NHS Future Forum; Health and Social Care Bill 2011 = redirected from NHS reforms; wikipedia’s search results.

Download: Patient Involvement and Public Accountability, 27 pdf-pages, on GPonline, 13 June 2011.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges responds to Future Forum report, by HSJ News Desk, 13 JUNE, 2011.
Gov. to unveil NHS bill changes, on channel 4 news, June 14, 2011.
Ten things you need to know today

NHS Future Forum on Google News-search /how the plans have changed (on The Telegraph, June 14, 2011):  Continue Reading…

Indian Law Resource Center – Justice for Indigenous People

Linked on our blogs with Indigenous Webs for Information.

The Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights … (about / Mission 1/2).

Programs; News; Indigenous Notes; Staff; Board; Employment; Internships; Contribute;
Addresses (1 of 2): Indian Law Resource Center, Main Office, 602 North Ewing Street, Helena, MT 59601, USA;

About / Mission 2/2: … The Indian Law Resource Center seeks to overcome the grave problems that threaten Native peoples by advancing the rule of law, by establishing national and international legal standards that preserve their human rights and dignity, and by challenging the governments of the world to accord justice and equality before the law to all indigenous peoples of the Americas. Continue Reading…

Resource Center of the Americas

Our mission is to develop social and economic justice in our community and beyond, by empowering local Latino communities through civic engagement and economic development, developing reciprocal understanding between established residents and Latino immigrants, and educating on U.S. policy and the Latin America region. (about /Mission).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Programs; Resources; Get Involved; Learn Spanish; Newsletter; Teachers; Board; Events; Links;
4 Maps; Staff, Address: Main Office, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Suite 20, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA;

History /Founded in 1983 – Central-American Solidarity: The Resource Center of the Americas is a non-governmental 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1983 in response to the wars in Central America and the growing realization that there was another side to the story promoted by our government and reported in the press.  Continue Reading…

Global Scenario Group GSG

an international initiative to examine alternative futures

  • The Global Scenario Group was founded in 1995 as an independent, international and interdisciplinary body to examine world prospects and ways of fostering a more sustainable and equitable future.
  • Why scenarios? Sustainable development seeks to reconcile development and environmental goals over the long-term: it is concerned with the future. Scenario analysis offers a structured approach for illuminating the vast range of possibilities. A scenario is a story, told in words and numbers, describing the way events might unfold. If constructed with rigor and imagination, scenarios help us to wxplore where we might be headed, but more, offering guidance on how to act now to direct the flow of events toward a desirable future … (about 1/2).

Publications; Scenario: Descriptions, Quantification;
Address: SGS, Paul Raskin, Director, Tellus Institute, 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116, USA;

About 2/2: … Why a global perspective? Sustainable development must be pursued at many levels – regional, national, and global – with each posing unique sets of issues. Continue Reading…

Connaitre ses droits – savoir se défendre sans avocat

Aide et conseils juridiques gratuits – Notre devoir: vous aider

  • Les violences conjugales, entre époux ou concubins, sont sévèrement punies par la loi et entraînent des peines selon leur gravité. Le Code pénal prévoit même que le fait d’être conjoint ou concubin de la victime est une circonstance aggravante pour l’auteur de ces violences! Comment les violences conjugales sont-elles réprimées?
  • En droit pénal: En droit pénal les violences conjugales sont réprimées selon leur gravité (voir texte entier FICHES JURIDIQUES ET PRATIQUES / Exemple un – Les violences conjugales).

Accueil; Plan du Site;
Dossiers Chocs; Reportage; Forum; Sondages; News; A retenir; Lettres Types; Inscriptions;
Adresse: Connaitre ses Droits, 1684 rue du fief, SAILLY SUR LA LYS, Nord-Pas de Calais, FRANCE;

FICHES JURIDIQUES ET PRATIQUES / Exemple deux – Le Surendettement: Vous êtes en situation de surendettement si vous ne pouvez manifestement pas faire face à l’ensemble de vos dettes autres que professionnelles.  Continue Reading…

Association for Cultural Studies ACS

  • Founded in 2002, the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) aims at forming and promoting an effective worldwide community of cultural studies. It is intended as a tool for building strong interdisciplinary and transnational connections by offering meaningful meeting places for the great diversity of committed scholars in this field … (about 1/2).
  • ACS Summer Institute 2011 on Critical Literacies, Department of Educational Studies, Ghent University, 11 – 15 July 2011.

Resources; Crossroads; Rules, by-laws; Board, Committees; History; Members; Join; Newsletter;

About 2/2: … The ACS helps establish, maintain and strengthen contacts between cultural studies scholars and workers across different disciplines Continue Reading…

Strategic Culture Foundation

online journal in RUS, in ENG, and in SRB.

Strategic Culture Foundation provides a platform for exclusive analysis, research and policy comment on Eurasian and global affairs. We are covering political, economic, social and security issues worldwide … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
Politics; Economics; History and Culture; Popular; Authors; Columnists; Archive: for 2010, for 2011;
Contacts online.

Abouts 2/2: … Since 2005 our journal has published thousands of analytical briefs and commentaries with the unique perspective of independent contributors from the US, Canada, India, Russia and Europe. Continue Reading…

MDPI – Open Access Publishing

a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals since its establishment in 1996 is a platform for peer-reviewed, scientific open access journals which was operated by MDPI Verein, an organization based in Basel, Switzerland, before June 2010. Since June 2010, it is operated by MDPI AG, where MDPI stands for Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. MDPI publishes diverse electronic, open access journals including Molecules (launched in 1996) the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (launched in 2000) and Sensors (launched in 2001) … (about 1/2 /what is MDPI).

Journals A – Z; For Authors; Open Access Policy; Staff; Sustainability on MDPI; Jobs; Terms; Article Processing Charges APC;
3 Addresses: Headquarters: MDPI AG, (Postfach, CH-4005 Basel), Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057, Basel/Switzerland;
MDPI Haidian Office, Yingu Mansion, Suite 815, North 4th Ring Road West, 9, Haidian District, Beijing 100190, China;
MDPI Tongzhou Office, Suite 308, Liyuanbeijie Road, 186, Liyuan, Tongzhou, Beijing 101101, China;
Contact online; Contact.

About 2/2: … Our publishing activities are supported by more than 2′000 active scientists on our journals’ international editorial boards including several Nobelists. Continue Reading…

Great Transition Initiative GTI

We are a global network elaborating visions and pathways for a future of enriched lives, human solidarity and a healthy planet. Even as environmental and social crises threaten the future of humanity and the earth, we believe a Great Transition is still possible if citizens around the world awaken and respond … (about 1/2).
on en.wikipedia.

Activities; What you can do; Concepts; Resources; Participants; Donate;
Address: GTI Coordinating Unit, Tellus Institute, 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3411, USA;

About 2/2 … COORDINATING UNIT: Coordination of GTI is hosted by the Tellus Institute.  Continue Reading…

International Council of Voluntary Agencies ICVA

  • The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that advocates for effective humanitarian action.
  • Founded in 1962, ICVA brings the experience and views of over 70 national and international NGOs, to international policy-making forums. ICVA also provides its members with up-to-date information and analyses on policy developments in humanitarian response and provides support in certain field situations … (about 1/2).
  • On en.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Information resources; Member agencies; That’s new; Calendar; Right column: Related Infos; Becoming a Member;
Address: International Council of Voluntary Agencies, 26-28 avenue Giuseppe Motta, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland;
Contact. Tel: +41 (0)22 950 9600, Fax: +41 (0)22 950 9609, e-mail.

About 2/2 … /How ICVA Adds Value to its Members Work: With the realisation that no single humanitarian agency is able to respond to all humanitarian needs, humanitarian actors must collaborate in order to share experiences, learn from each other, and respond effectively to needs. Continue Reading…

Télécoms sans frontières TSF / Telecoms Without Borders

in french and in english

The idea for Télécoms Sans Frontières was the result of a simple observation made after many years’ experience with general humanitarian charities, based on listening to those in need. During missions responding to the crisis in the Balkans and in Kurdistan during the 1st Gulf War, TSF’s founders realized that, in addition to medical and food aid, there was a critical need for reliable emergency telecommunications services. Conflicts and emergencies often led to massive civilian displacement and separated families. And affected populations are often left with no communications infrastructure in place to find assistance and loved ones … (origin /how it started 1/2).
on en.wikipedia.

Accueil; english Homepage; Sitemap;
Technology; Long Terms; Action; Mission’s Map; Emergencies; Events; Jeu Interactif; Partners; Join; Jobs; Volunteers; Press Review;
Address: TSF, INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, 19, rue Jean-Baptiste Carreau, 64 000 PAU, FRANCE;
ContactWebmaster; Contacts.

Origin /how it started 2/2): … During early missions, TSF’s founders were often approached by refugees with scraps of paper asking them, for example: Continue Reading…

Turning Point

have you been hurt? – domestic violence, sexual assault service of West Alabama

  • Turning Point is a private, non-profit corporation whose purposes shall be determined by the Board of Directors and Staff and shall be reflected in its Articles of Incorporation and By-laws.
  • Providing comprehensive quality services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault shall be the primary purpose of Turning Point.
  • In the provision of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Turning Point recognizes domestic violence and sexual assault as social issues—not the result of individual pathology … (about 1/2).

Domestic Violence; Sexual Assault; Research; Services; Coming Events; Volunteer;
Address: Turning Point, P.O.Box 1165, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403, USA;

About 2/2: … Turning Point further acknowledges that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have many alternatives available to them and that it is the right of each individual to choose among these alternatives.  Continue Reading…

IMF Boss (a WordPressBlog I like)

tracking the fight to head the fund – Linked on our blogs with Alternative Candidate Nominated: Aurélie Trouvé, and with Soutenez la première candidature altermondi aliste à la tête du FMI.

  • gives you up-to-date information, press coverage, insider info, civil society and official reactions to the IMF leadership process.
  • We are calling for an end to the European heads of state’s* stranglehold on the post and for the IMF to stay true to their 2009 commitment to “adopt an open, merit-based and transparent process for the selection of IMF management”.
  • Following in the footsteps of we hope to create a hub for discussion and debate on IMF governance, the selection process and the pros and cons of potential candidates. (about).

Who is in the running; The process; Press; Briefings; Other;
Right column / links for: a funny poll (guess first who is winning); recent posts; subscribe: by social medias, by e-mail; latest news; blogroll/links;
Contact. -

That’s all bla-bla for this blog!

… (My comment: the rest we all together have to work it out … *you guess that non-European heads of state’s would do better??? I guess we should crash the IMF and co, stop the elite’s behavior and re-think the whole since the beginning … yes. The sooner we stop all this mess, the better we will recover …  but then for the sake of ALL humans. There is no other chance to save it. Heidi).

buddhist meditation – get personalized meditation guidance on our online courses – Other languages: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Our mission is to benefit the world by promoting awareness and compassion through the practice of Buddhist meditation.
Wildmind is run by Bodhipaksa, a Buddhist teacher and author who has been practicing within the Triratna Buddhist Community since 1982 and a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 1993. Bodhipaksa previously taught the course, Traditions of Buddhist Meditation at the University of Montana … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Video introduction; Is it for me? Practices; Applied; Topics; Blogs; News; Archive; Translation project; Links;
Address: Wildmind, PO Box 212, Newmarket NH 03857, USA;

About 2/2: … Wildmind’s activities include:  Continue Reading…

Cellule Nationale de Suivi et de Coordination pour la Protection de l’Enfant CNSCPE

La CNSCPE est une structure regroupant des représentants de l’ensemble des acteurs dans le domaine de la protection de l’enfance au Bénin. Mission: La CNSCPE est chargée de:

  • coordonner, suivre et évaluer la mise en œuvre du document de Politique et Stratégies Nationales pour la Protection de l’Enfant et son Plan d’action 2008-2012;
  • centraliser les informations relatives aux actions de protection des enfants au Bénin notamment les rapports des groupes de travail, des comités ou commissions issus des conventions signées entre le Bénin et divers Etats et partenaires;
  • organiser une session ordinaire trimestrielle;
  • assurer la coordination et le suivi des activités des différents acteurs intervenant dans ce domaine;
  • proposer des approches de solutions aux problèmes auxquels les acteurs de Protection des Enfants et des Adolescents sont confrontés;
  • organiser un forum annuel des acteurs regroupant toutes les structures intervenant dans la Protection des Enfants … (qui sommes-nous 1/2).

Membres; Forum; Bibliothèque virtuelle; Calendrier; Cartographie /des interventions;
Contact online.

Qui sommes-nous 2/2: … Composition: La Cellule est présidée par le Ministre de la Famille et de la Solidarité Nationale ou son représentant.  Continue Reading…

Alice Springs’ Women’s Shelter, Australia

Working towards a community where all women and children are treated with respect and dignity, living safe secure and empowered lives

  • The Alice Springs Women’s Shelter was established in 1975 by the local Women’s Electoral lobby. It was located in an old house in Bath Street, and was originally named the Alice Springs Women’s Refuge.
  • In 1980 the Shelter lost its funding for various reasons and over the next 6 weeks the service continued to operate with volunteer workers until they could no longer continue. Once the service was closed and emptied, the building was bulldozed … (History 1/2).

Family, Friends; Unhealthy relations; Supporting the Community; overing Your Steps … ; Partner: CAFVSAN; About Us;
Address: Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, PO Box 3219, Alice Springs NT 0871, Australia;
Contact (emergency 24 hours: (08) 8952 6075).

History 2/2: … For the next 14 months Alice Springs was unable to provide specific, safe accommodation for women experiencing domestic and family violence – Continue Reading…

Democratic Governance

a project of the United Nations Develoment Programme UNDP – also in spanish and french

Democratic governance is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We aim to build effective and capable states that are accountable and transparent, inclusive and responsive — from elections to participation of women and the poor … (about 1/2).

Initiatives; Learning, Innovation; Programmes; Focus Areas; MDGs; Jobs; News; Library;

About 2/2: … Globally, the Democratic Governance Group tracks governance policy, promotes knowledge networks, and contributes to shaping the global dialogue on governance.  Continue Reading…

World Young Women Christian Association YWCA

women leading change

  • The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global network of women leading social and economic change in 125 countries worldwide.
  • It advocates for peace, justice, health, human dignity, freedom and care of the environment, and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women since it was founded in 1894 … (about 1/2).
  • YWCA on en.wikipedia.

Take Action; Resources; Leadership; Priorities; Regions; Events; Members Associations; Jobs; Volunteer; News; Medias; Support Us;

About 2/2: … The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face.  Continue Reading…

Poverty Reduction

a project of United Nations Develoment Programme UNDP  – also in spanish and french

As a trusted multilateral partner serving 166 developing countries around the world, UNDP is uniquely positioned to help advocate for change, connect countries to the knowledge and resources they need to accelerate the progress of human development – to achieve the MDGs and to reduce poverty … (about Poverty Reduction).

Accueil Poverty ReductionAccueil UNDP;
MDGs; News; Jobs; Library; Development Dictionary; What we do /by Focus Areas, by Project;

About Poverty Reduction: … The organization invests approximately US$1 billion each year in fighting poverty and advancing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through:  Continue Reading…

Homeless Shelter Directory

  • Currently 2932 Homeless Shelters listed – This homeless resources was created for people who want to find and donate food and/or supplies to their local shelter. Volunteer Opportunities are also needed at most shelters. I have listed contact information for volunteering at these shelters.
  • Due to the current foreclosure rate and US recession, many shelters have waiting lists. Please call before going to the shelter. I would like to point out another helpful website for women’s shelters, it is called: I am also looking for shelters in Puerto Rico, (Puerto Rico Homeless Shelters). Please let me know if you know of any. (Homepage – inkl. links to all US-regionals, and inkl. latest shelters added to our list).

Soup Kitchens; Get verified /Update your shelter; Widgets; Freebies; News; Rent Assistance USA (59214 members); Support Us;
(and Donations & Volunteering).

About: I started the Homeless Shelter Directory as listing of Homeless Shelters. Continue Reading…

women’s link worldwide

strategies for Gender Justice – in spanish, also in english.

  • Women’s Link was founded in 2001. We have regional offices in Europe (Madrid, Spain) and Latin America (Bogotá, Colombia). We are a bilingual organization, working in both English and Spanish in many different parts of the world.
  • Women’s Link has 501(c)(3) status in the United States, foundation status in Spain and in Colombia we are legally recognized as a foreign non-profit organization … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
Work; Projects; Staff; Gender Justice Observatory; Gender Justice Uncovered; Awards; Press; Join;

About 2/2 /… Our vision: Thanks to the efforts made by feminist groups and other activists from around the world, women’s rights have been recognized as human rights.   Continue Reading…

Asian Women’s Shelter AWS

Asian Women’s Shelter AWS was founded in 1988 to address the needs of women, children and transgender survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, especially those who are immigrants and refugees. The survivors we work with every day embody the true meaning of courage, hope, and determination. They inspire our unrelenting commitment to end violence in our families, communities, and our world … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Core values; Root Cause; Programs; Resources; Values; News, Events; FAQs; Volunteers; Support Us; AWS Japan on Human;
Address: Asian Women’s Shelter, 3543 18th Street # 19, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA;

About 2/2: … The mission of Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women.  Continue Reading…

Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County

(the espanol page is still under construction)

The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County (WSP) is committed to the concept of cultural competency for all of its constituents, whether they be staff, clients or community members. The agency engages in continuous quality improvement practices, examining quarterly client survey feedback. Based on data collected during the most recent fiscal year, over 98% of agency clients have indicated that the services they received were respectful and supportive of their belief systems, sexual orientation, race, age, cultural background and ability/disability status. Other written and verbal feedback provided by clients has also reinforced these sentiments … (full text cultural competency).

Services; Get Help; Get Informed; Emotional Abuse Checklist; Newsletters; Get Involved; Internship; Volunteer; Donate;
Address: Women’s Shelter Program, Executive Director, Marianne Kennedy, P.O. Box 125, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, USA;

Get Help /Get Help Now /Women’s Shelter Program Services 24-Hour Emergency Response:  Continue Reading…

American Medical Women’s Association AMWA

The practice of medicine can be very rewarding. Physicians are respected members of the community who can take pride in their ability to contribute to society by helping prevent illness and by treating people when they are sick. Opportunities in medicine are plentiful and there are many different directions a person can take with the same background training. Physicians usually enjoy a great degree of job security and earn a good living … (full text Medecine, a Women’s Career).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Advocacy; AWHS; Publications; Newsletter; Meetings; Member Services; Careers; How to Join; Donate;
Address: American Medical Women’s Association AMWA, 100 North 20th Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA;

About: AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, and health care professionals.   Continue Reading…

African Women’s Development Fund AWDF

  • The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant-making foundation which supports local, national and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. Through institutional capacity building and programme development, AWDF seeks to build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women’s movement … (full text Our Work /click on readmore).
  • AWDF on en.wikipedia.


Our Community; AWDF USA; Process; Resources, Downloads; Thematic focus; News; Blog; Gallery; FAQs; Support Us;
Addresses (1 od 2): AWDF, Plot Number 78, AWDF House, Ambassadorial Enclave, East Legon, Accra, Ghana;

About AWDF: The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant-making foundation which supports local, national and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. Continue Reading…

Cultivating Emotional Balance

Santa Barbara Institute SBI for Consciousness Studies successfully held the first five-week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teachers’ Training (CEBTT) in June 26 – July 31, 2011, 2010 in(CEBTT) in Phuket, Thailand, taught by Dr. Paul Ekman and Dr. B. Alan Wallace. Since that time, members of this group have themselves led a number of CEB trainings in Asia, Europe and the Americas, with many more planned for the future … (Teacher Training /CEBTT 1/2).

Scientific Team; Pilot Study; Clinical Trial; Advisories; SBI; FAQs; Links; Further … ;

Teacher Training /CEBTT 2/2: … Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate allowing them to teach CEB. Continue Reading…

Dundori Orphans Project

  • The Dundori Orphans Project is the primary focus of Education Supplements International (see on The Christ-centered humanitarian organization serves the orphaned and widowed in developing nations, particularly those who have been directly or indirectly affected by the AIDS pandemic.
  • We believe that our work will have the greatest impact with a holistic approach. We commit ourselves to serve and build relationships with a group of orphans in the Dundori region of Kenya. In the future, we hope to expand successful feeding programs to meet the needs of more orphans, provide educational opportunities in the community and foster spiritual growth that delivers hope for the future. We always will serve people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender. (Who we are /Mission /History / Who we serve /Contact).

Progress and Gallery; on facebook;
Address: Scott Moir, 2005 Atchison Avenue, Lawrence, KS, 66047, USA;
Contact (click on who we are).

How to help /sponsor a child – donate: At the Dundori Orphans Project we have established a personal relationship with each child who benefits from our programs.  Continue Reading…

United Way Worldwide

United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Imagine a world that fosters hope and opportunity for everyone:

  • Where all children receive a quality education that offers a pathway to a brighter tomorrow
  • Where the cycle of poverty and financial dependence ends, and productive livelihoods begin for even the most disadvantaged
  • Where everyone receives effective health care that improves quality of life
  • Where communities not only set significant and measurable goals to advance these fundamental elements of human development, but achieve them … (full text Mission and Vision).

Homepage and find your local United Way;
Who we are /Team; What we do; Worldwide Board; USA Board; Diversity and Inclusion; Accountability; Financial Information; Contribute; Partners; Blog;
Contact online.

Organizational Background: United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories.  Continue Reading…

turn exchange

Teacher Union Reform Network TURN of AFT and NEA Locals

TURN is a network of NEA and AFT locals. Leaders of the TURN locals assemble three times per year to discuss and explore issues related to education reform and the role of teacher unions in advancing the cause of public education … (about 1/2).

Membership; Regional Network; Meeting; Next Meeting; News, Archives; Calendar; History;
Transforming: Unions, Education;
Address: Adam Urbanski, TURN Director, Rochester Teachers Association, 30 N. Union St. Suite 301, Rochester NY 14607, USA;

About 2/2 … /Mission Statement: Teacher unions must provide leadership for the collective voice of their members.   Continue Reading…

Statistics for May 2011

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Index May 2011

2011-05-01: Peace Pledge Union PPU;
2011-05-01: Peace Research and Education Trust PRET;
2011-05-01: UK Uncut;
2011-05-02: Investigative Fund;
2011-05-02: Nation Institute;
2011-05-03: Development Co-operation Directorate DCD-DAC;
2011-05-03: Public Education Network PEN;
2011-05-04: Peace Building Initiative;
2011-05-04: Global School Network;
2011-05-04: Radio Voices Without Frontiers RVWF;
2011-05-05: International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology ICSPP;
2011-05-05: Southern Regional Education Board SREB;
2011-05-05: International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection PHAP;
2011-05-06: Informed Comment;
2011-05-06: New Tactics in Human Rights Project;
2011-05-06: Center for Victims of Torture;
2011-05-07: World Educational Social Forum Palestine;
2011-05-07: Arab NGO Network for Development ANND;
2011-05-07: Global Campaign for Education;
2011-05-08: South Asia Analysis Group SAAG;
2011-05-08: Soka Gakkai International SGI;
2011-05-08: Global Cooperation Council;
2011-05-09: Fair Test;
2011-05-09: Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS;
2011-05-09: Chennai Center for China Studies CCCS;
2011-05-10: Bibiothèques Virtuelles Humanistes BVH;
2011-05-10: Indian Ocean Research Group IORG;
2011-05-10: Khushal Awareness and Development Organization KADO;
2011-05-11: PARIVARTAN;
2011-05-11: Parivar Seva Sanstha PSS;
2011-05-11: and PeaceAfrica;
2011-05-12: Healing Trust NFSH;
2011-05-12: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network GLSEN;
2011-05-12: Save the Children India;
2011-05-13: EduQua;
2011-05-13: New Mexico Media Literacy Project NMMLP;
2011-05-13: National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform;
2011-05-14: Global Site;
2011-05-14: Credit Card Nation;
2011-05-14: Responsible Debt Relief RDR Institute;
2011-05-15: SOS Children’s Villages of India;
2011-05-15: American Bankruptcy Institute ABI;
2011-05-15: Commission de recherche et d’information indépendantes sur la radioactivité CRIIRAD;
2011-05-16: Consumer Federation of America CFA;
2011-05-16: Children’s Defense Fund CDF;
2011-05-17: Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice;
2011-05-17: Mind and Life Institute;
2011-05-18: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting;
2011-05-18: Local 1005 – Proud Canadian Steelworkers;
2011-05-19: Oracle Education Foundation OEF;
2011-05-19: ThinkQuest – think together;
2011-05-20: IRIN – Humanitarian News and Analysis;
2011-05-20: International Humanitarian City IHC;
2011-05-21: Rue89;
2011-05-21: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre iDMC;
2011-05-22: Australian Services Union ASU;
2011-05-22: Fair Work Australia FWA;
2011-05-23: International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran IASWI;
2011-05-23: – Research, Action Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women;
2011-05-24: (UK);
2011-05-24: Rochester Women’s Shelter, Inc. (US)
2011-05-25: Center for Contemplative Mind in Society;
2011-05-25: Mines Advisory Group MAG;
2011-05-26: Commonwealth Institute TCI;
2011-05-26: Project on Defense Alternatives PDA;
2011-05-27: Women’s Shelters – (US);
2011-05-28: Black in Latin America;
2011-05-28: War Is A;
2011-05-29: Democratic;
2011-05-29: Adbusters Media Foundation;
2011-05-30: Taiwan International Workers’ Association TIWA;
2011-05-30: Mindfulness – page maintained by Christopher Walsh;
2011-05-31: International Economic History Association IEHA;
2011-05-31: World Economics Association WEA.

See also our pages:

(Sorry, but the different pages for the NGO-blog have crashed … but IF a website is published on my NGO blog, you may find it on the first Google Web-search or Google Blog-search Pages).

World Economics Association WEA

Linked on our blogs with Assault on the Establishment, and tomorrow with real-world economics review – Invitation from 141 economists to join the World Economics Association.

  • The World Economic Association WEA was launched on May 16, 2011. It fills a gap in the international community of economists — the absence of a truly international, inclusive, pluralist, professional association. The American Economic Association and UK’s Royal Economic Society provide broad associations mainly for their country’s economists. The WEA will do the same for the world’s community of economists, while promoting a pluralism of approaches to economic analysis … (full text Introduction).
  • Privacy Policy Statement  /About Us: This website is operated by World Economics Association, which is a Community Interest Company.

Homepage and Online Form for Membership;
Journals: WEJ, ET, RWER; Online Conferences; Press Releases; Join; Founders; Donate;
Address: World Economics Association, 12 Maurice Road, St. Andrews, Bristol BS6 582, UK;

Manifesto: The World Economics Association (WEA) seeks to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economic thought.  Continue Reading…

International Economic History Association IEHA

Welcome to the homepage of the International Economic History Association (IEHA)! The IEHA has been established in 1960, and unites economic historians from almost 40 countries in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Today the seat of the Associaction is Utrecht. The aims of the IEHA are to maintain and develop personal contacts between scholars interested in economic history and to encourage all forms of research and publications relevant to the development and diffusion of economic history. Every three or four years the IEHA organizes a World Economic History Congress. The association’s next congress will take place in Stellenbosch in 2012. (Homepage).

Organization; Members; Statutes; Projects; Newsletters;
Address: IEHA c/o Department of Economic History, University of Tuebingen, Mohlstrasse 36, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany;

The 16th World Economic History Congress 2012: The Economic History Society of Southern Africa and The Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University invite you to be part of the XVIth World Economic History Congress from 9-13 July 2012. Continue Reading…

Mindfulness – page maintained by Christopher Walsh

  • The concept mindfulness on en.wikipedia: about mindfulness in Buddhism.
  • For information on the use of mindfulness in Western psychology, see Mindfulness (psychology).
  • For other uses, see Mindfulness /disambiguation.
  • … This site is designed to assist people who are interested in the integration of psychotherapy and medical therapies, for their own well being , for the purpose of enhancing the therapeutic relationship or to improve the quality of clinical interventions.
  • Taking advantage of the recent acceptance of mindfulness meditation by cognitive therapists, Chris presented this paper to the 28th National Conference for the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy in April 2005. (Homepage ).

Articles; Books; News; Links;
Address: Dr Christopher Walsh, Specialist Suite 6, Bromham Place, 130 Church St, Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia;
Contact: email, Ph: +61 (0)3 9487 4647, Fax: +61 (0)3 9487 4646

MINDFULNESS INSTRUCTIONS /Introduction: Mindfulness is the act of deliberately paying attention in a particular way.  Continue Reading…

Taiwan International Workers’ Association TIWA

a website with each page mainly in chinese and short texts in english

The main goals of TIWA (the Taiwan International Workers’ Association)are to promote cooperation between migrant and local workers, to improve the working conditions and social environment for migrant workers in Taiwan, and to increase workers’ rights and benefits. Taiwan began implementing a guest worker program in 1989. There are currently over 300,000 migrant workers in Taiwan, mostly from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Not only have they contributed their labor, but they have become a unique part of Taiwan’s vibrant society and cultural life. (About).

Network; International Solidarity; Archives; A Chinese only page;

TIWA named on other websites:  Continue Reading…

Adbusters Media Foundation

  • The Media Foundation: We are a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Our aims is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century … (about 1/2).
  • on en.wikipedia: Adbusters Media Foundation is a not-for-profit, anti-consumerist organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The foundation describes itself as “a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age.”[1]
  • on fr.wikipedia: Adbusters est à la fois un magazine (Adbusters magazine) et une fondation (Adbusters Media Foundation).

Current Issue; Back Issues; Magazine; Campaigns; Videos; Blogs; Subscribe; Donate;
Address: Adbusters Media Foundation, 1243 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 1B7, Canada;

About 2/2 … /Adbusters Magazine: Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 120,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces.  Continue Reading…


  • Democratic Underground (DU) was founded on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2001, to protest the illegitimate presidency of George W. Bush and to provide a resource for the exchange and dissemination of liberal and progressive ideas. Since then, DU has become one of the premier left-wing websites on the Internet, publishing original content six days a week, and hosting one of the Web’s most active left-wing discussion boards … (about 1/2).
  • on en.wikipedia.
  • on Google-Video-results.

Latest; Forums; Journals; Articles; Store; Options; Lobby; Greatest; Help/FAQs; Journal Help; Donate;

About 2/2: … We welcome Democrats of all stripes, along with other progressives who will work with us to achieve our shared goals.  Continue Reading…

War Is A

formerly AfterDowningStreet

  • In May 2010 we renamed (into)
  • “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.” UN Charter
  • “all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land.” US Constitution.
  • is a nonpartisan coalition working to expose the lies that create and sustain wars and occupations and to hold accountable those responsible. We have speakers available … (about 1/2).

War$; Topics; Take Action; Upcoming Events; Bloggers; Images; Donate;
Find regarding After Downing Street: Videos, on en.wikipedia;

About 2/2 … /BACKGROUND: … //  Continue Reading…